Day 3 of the DreamLeague Season 13: Leipzig Major Playoffs featured plenty of one-sided stomps, with tournament favorite teams picking up wins leading up to the Arena Days weekend.
Here’s a rundown of all the Day 3 action:
Leipzig Major Playoffs Day 3: TNC Predator eliminate Fnatic, 2-1
The first match of the day opened with an intense lower bracket elimination match between two Southeast Asian teams in TNC Predator and Fnatic.
TNC took the first game of the series with Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte carrying his team to victory with his aggressive playstyle.
Fnatic answered back with a surprise Divine Rapier pickup on Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon’s Medusa that caught TNC off-guard.
The final game of the series was won by Armel “Armel” Tabios’ Huskar after two misplays from 23savage’s Anti-Mage.
Team Liquid end Natus Vincere’s tournament run, 2-0
The action continued with another elimination match between European squad Team Liquid going up against CIS team Natus Vincere.
Team Liquid made sure not to squander another massive gold lead by avoiding Idan “MagicaL” Vardanian’s Divine Rapier wielding Sniper, and finished the game without taking any massive risks.
Liquid then finished the series by outplaying Na’Vi in the following game to advance to the third round of the lower bracket. They will go up against TNC Predator in another elimination match.
- Team Secret’s flawless game sends them to the Leipzig Major Upper Bracket Finals
- TNC’s risky Huskar strategy pays off at the Leipzig Major
Vici Gaming stomp Evil Geniuses, 2-0
The tournament then shifted to the Upper Bracket Semifinals where North American team Evil Geniuses faced Chinese powerhouse team Vici Gaming.
VG took the first game against EG in dominant fashion by only allowing the North American team to secure six kills. Zeng “Ori” Jiaoyang and Zhang “Eurus” Chengjun both finished the game with a combined 21 kills with no recorded deaths.
VG finished the series with incredible game two performances from Zhou “Pyw” Jiahan’s Doom and Eurus’ Drow Ranger. With their 2-0 victory over Evil Geniuses, VG advances to the Upper Bracket Final.
Team Secret destroy Alliance, 2-0
The final match of the day featured another Upper Bracket series between two European teams in Team Secret and Alliance.
Team Secret took the first game of the series with an Arc Warden and Monkey King lineup for Michal “Nisha” Jankowski and Lasse “Matumbaman” Urpalainen that shutdown Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov’s Morphling.
In the following game, Team Secret demolished their European rivals by taking a 15-0 kill score lead and never looking back.
Team Secret advances to the Upper Bracket Final where they’re set to face Vici Gaming.
The Leipzig Major will shift to the Arena Days portion of the tournament where all remaining teams will be playing in the Leipziger Messe Arena.
The Arena Days tournament will open with two Lower Bracket elimination matches. First up will be between Beastcoast and Invictus Gaming, followed by TNC Predator and Team Liquid.
The last match of the day will be a Lower Bracket Semifinal series with Evil Geniuses going up against the winner of Beast Coast and Invictus Gaming.